Katie Simpson, the lead
support employee for the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, recently
received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Rep.
Elissa Slotkin. The certificate honors Katie’s extraordinary efforts with our
veterans and dependent students who use VA benefits.
Katie has worked at LCC since November 2016, and is a valued and integral
member of the team. She recently took on the responsibility of LCC’s primary
School Certifying Official, and her hard work and attention to detail has been
critical to ensuring our VA students receive the benefits they deserve and find
success at LCC.
Thank you, Katie, and congratulations! The LCC community is proud of your
The Photography Program
normally presents a portfolio exhibition to showcase graduating students’
accomplishments. That wasn’t possible this year, so instead, the Photography
Portfolio has gone virtual.
All the graduates have made websites of their best work, just as they would
with a hanging show. Portfolios may be viewed at LCC Photography on Facebook.
Please enjoy and see what great photographers these students have become!
Join us for the January edition of Healthy
Conversations. These presentations, put together by Experience #Starpower and Human Resources Organizational
Development, will be ongoing and different each week.
The goal of these short discussions is to offer information and support to all
employees on a variety of topics. There will even be Q&A time so you can
ask specific questions of our subject-matter experts.
Relationships on Interstate COVID-19
Presented by Monica Del Castillo
10-10:45 a.m. Jan. 19
1-1:45 p.m. Jan. 19
3-3:45 p.m. Jan. 20
Communicating with Sign
Presented by Josie Sebastian
10-10:30 a.m. Jan. 26
1-1:30 p.m. Jan. 27
4-4:30 p.m. Jan. 28
Register for these sessions via the TMS. You
will receive a confirmation and invitation to attend the WebEx meeting shortly
before your session begins.
for fans of the LCC Massage Clinic – the clinic will be open for spring 2021
semester! It will be open to LCC students and employees ONLY beginning Tuesday,
Jan. 12, 2021, and running through March 3, 2021. Those dates are subject to
change based on MDHHS epidemic orders.
Some important things to note:
Sessions are free of charge this semester.
Appointments are open only to current LCC students or employees. This does NOT include their family members or general members of the community.
Two LCC faculty members have been voted ‘Top
of the Town’ in the City Pulse’s annual contest. Local residents chose Mark
Stevens of Criminal Justice and Deb Bishop of Social Science and Humanities as
the favorite college instructors in the Lansing area.
Estimated time: 3 minutes
Assigned to all employees: Jan. 4, 2021
This course is designed to provide overall FERPA information to all LCC
Estimated time: 30 minutes
Assigned to all employees: Jan. 11, 2021
Return to Campus
All LCC employees are required by Michigan Executive Order to complete training
about health and safety requirements and procedures implemented during the
COVID-19 pandemic. All employees will be assigned this training and it does NOT mean you have
been approved or are expected to return to campus. Please continue to work
remotely unless you have been assigned and approved to work in a face-to-face
capacity. The information contained in this course has been updated.
Estimated time: 30 minutes
Assigned to all employees: TBD
Title IX & Sexual
Misconduct Training – Update
You may have noticed that the Title IX training was not assigned in November.
Due to changes in Title IX rules, this training course is being updated. A new
announcement will be made when it’s ready. Stay tuned!
For the full 2020-2021 TMS Learning Plan schedule, refer to the homepage of the
Talent Management System.
No matter how short or long your time at LCC has been, we’re hoping you’ll reach into your memory banks and share with us what you know about the image below. Any bit of information about the image is helpful, including the location, the event, a person or a random story related to it.
period 1 benefits deduction changes
LCC’s Payroll Department recently announced pay period 1 of 2021 will actually
be issued Dec. 31, 2020, instead of Jan. 1, 2021, due to the holiday. Since
that paycheck is now being issued as the third in December, no medical, dental
or vision premium deductions will be taken out.
With the change of paycheck date for pay period 1, those employees who made
benefits changes during open enrollment in November will see any applicable
deduction changes effective on pay period 2 (check date Jan. 15, 2021).
This week, we’re applauding
Sue Muma, the associate dean of the Center for Student Support.
Sue is retiring at the end of the year after nine years at LCC. She has
been in her current role since fall 2015, and prior to that, she was
a Human Resources manager in Labor Relations and Organizational
Development. Before coming to LCC, she had a 24-year career at the City of
Flint working as a probation officer and in Human Resources and Labor
Relations. Sue and her husband, Charlie, are retiring and look forward to
spending time with their family and friends, enjoying time at their cabin, and
traveling. Sue has made many contributions to the college, and will be
greatly missed by her staff and the LCC community.
“Sue Muma has been a true champion for staff and students as the leader
for the Center for Student Support,” Louise Rabidoux wrote in the Applause!
award. “She has worked tirelessly to advocate for the needs of our
students and colleagues. While working remotely, she has continued to foster a
cohesive team environment. We will miss her leadership when she retires. Thank
This regular “Applause!” column features the good work you and your
colleagues do around the college. It’s powered by Applause! Awards,
an LCC-wide program designed to recognize you for providing excellent customer
service. Know someone who deserves to be featured here? All awards are given by
employees, to employees, and everyone is eligible.